After two successful Bilstein seminars held at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) here in Singapore in 2017, official Bilstein trainer Mr. James Tan returns with another educational and informative seminar. Hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS) by the NUS Motoring Club in conjunction with EduTorque, Mr. Tan shared more about the history, innovations, purposes and technological advancements of Bilstein.
Such seminars are important not just for Bilstein but for the automotive industry as a whole, as it serves as a platform and opportunity to not just enrich, but also to cultivate and educate future talents. Furthermore, it helps to increase awareness among students and enthusiasts. Just like previous seminars, the session was also entertaining with Mr. Tan engaging with the students on a variety of issues related to how a shock-absorber functions, why a suspension system is crucial to performance and safety, as well as the technical differences between twin-tube and mono-tube systems.
The seminar concluded some 90 minutes later, and all the students were given a Bilstein goodie bag packed with Bilstein caps, notebooks and other memorabilia. Some of the Engineering students who are currently working on designing their own car at the University, together with a handful of other students keen to better understand more about suspension systems also stayed on to ask more questions, a clear example of how such seminars are relevant.
Informative and educational, we at 9tro hope more companies will follow in the footsteps of Bilstein and their lead in organising such seminars.